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Neither Wolf Nor Dog: January 24 – 30

Your Leelanau County Libraries invite you to join this special community movie event, available for home viewing for a limited time. Adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name by Kent Nerburn, Neither Wolf Nor Dog follows a white author who is drawn into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side-kick. Originally released in 2017, this independent film has been enjoyed by audiences and critics around the world. Contact the library for the streaming link, which will be active from January 24 to 30. Please note that the number of viewers will be limited to 100. On Thursday, February 4, at 1:30 pm. join the conversation with film director Steven Lewis Simpson via Zoom (meeting link to be posted).

Stories & More: Thursday mornings at 11:00

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join our “virtual” story hours beginning January 14, and enjoy some great stories, songs and all-around fun. Connect via Zoom on either your computer or mobile device. Contact us via email for the meeting password, or call 326-5361. If you’re not available on Thursday mornings, don’t worry: we’ll record the sessions for later playback. You can also pick up a take-home craft activity related to each week’s stories.

Cooking with Abra Berens: February 1 – 22

Spice up your mid-winter with this series of virtual cooking classes with author and chef Abra Berens. Each lesson will focus on a classic winter ingredient, from shopping tips at the market, storage once you get home, and then an easy recipe idea for how to use it regularly in your kitchen. After the demonstration there will be a live Q&A session. The sessions will take place via Zoom, each Monday in February, at 7:00 pm. Contact us for the meeting link, or for additional questions about this series.. Each class will also be recorded for later viewing.

Michigan Notable Books: author interviews

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables available in our collection.